Wednesday 9 July 2014

Amagugu with the Intuthuko Brothers (1976)

Silky-voiced Sannah Mnguni, previously lead-singer of Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje, heads-up a stand-out  vocal-mbaqanga quintet. The Intuthuko Brothers provide the instrumental  fireworks, with Harry Nhlapo the likely male 'groaner'. This ten-piece outfit is up there with the best - at least as good as the Makgona Tsohle Band and the Mahotella Queens in their prime.

Today's offering is a "best of" Amagugu and the Intuthuko Brothers, happily with only one duplicate from the previously shared Amagugu album. My absolute favourite is the slow and jazzy Uyozikhethela (You Decide). 

Mnguni was also a prolific writer, responsible for penning eight of the twelve tracks featured here. Amagugu's 1974 Ubhek'uZulu can be found here; Other albums featuring the Intuthuko Brothers can be found here and here and here. Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje can be found here and here. I do not have a copy of the Izintombi album "Nomali" that was recently requested, but I will find place for one or two others in the future.

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  1. thanks, guys. This is much appreciated

  2. William from GlasgowFriday, July 11, 2014

    Thanks for this, good stuff. Also, I really appreciate the extra effort to list the composers within the tags!

  3. As always, thanks stacks for proudly South African 'township' sounds of yesteryear, Chris. Is it just me, but I think 'Ukuhlupheka Kwami' is running here at a speed higher than when I last heard it - probably in the 1980s. One of my Sannah Mnguni all-time favourites.

  4. You are spot-on Manzo - as always. The slower version can be found on this post from 2011 ...


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